Rob Delaney confirms the birth of fourth child after the tragic death of his son

Rob Delaney has confirmed that he became a father for the fourth time in August of this year.

The newborn arrived into their household just months after the tragic and untimely death of his two-year-old, Henry. 

The Catastrophe actor spoke to The Sunday Times Magazine, where he revealed that his wife, Leah was pregnant before Henry's passing.

Henry was in fact, the first person they told about the pregnancy.  

Rob took to Twitter in February to break the tragic news of Henry's death.

In June, he tweeted to confirm that they were expecting another baby.

During the interview with the magazine, the topic of whether the decision to have another child was challenging after Henry's passing.

“We likely would’ve had a fourth anyway. But I mean, there’s mixed feelings," he explained.

“It’s sort of like they touch each other a little bit, but they almost exist in separate lanes.

“Having another child in no way, shape or form eases the grief of Henry dying...But also having Henry dying doesn’t make our new son any less magical, he added.

“I want to gobble him up and he deserves our full attention and love, and he grew in the same womb as Henry."


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Rob also opened up about his battle to control his worries about his children's health, after Henry began to vomit at nine months old.

The 41-year-old said it "wouldn't be fair on our kids," but he is still “terrified of anyone vomiting. It’s like PTSD. If anyone vomits, I think, ‘Oh, that must be a brain tumour,’ and I have to calm down.”

This was the first Christmas for the family without Henry, but Robert took to Twitter to share that they had been talking about him and including him in the day.

He also added that the tweets weren't "therapeutic to him, nor are they 'updates'", but rather he wants to destigmatise grief.

Rob hopes that publicly speaking about Henry will help other bereaved parents or siblings to feel seen, heard, respected and loved.